Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Indonesian Languages

Introductions to Indonesian Language
Bahasa Indonesia is the national language. words in Bahasa are pronounced pretty much as they are written. In all tourist destination areas English is the number one foreign language spoken and written.

Good morning/afternoon/evening
How are you?
Thank you
Good Bye
What's your name?
My name is ..
Where are you from?
I am from England
Where are you going?
I am going to ..
Where have you been?
I have been to ..
Are you married?
Yes/Not yet
Where do you stay/live?
I stay/live in ..
How old are you?
I am .. old
What time is it?
Selamat pagi/siang/sore/malam
Apa Kabar?
Terima kasih
Sampai Jumpa/Selamat tinggal
Siapa nama anda?
Nama saya ..
Dari mana asal Anda?
Saya dari Inggris
Mau ke mana?
Saya mau ke ..
Baru datang dari mana?
Saya baru datang dari ..
Sudah nikah?
Di mana Anda tinggal?
Saya tinggal di ..
Berapa umur Anda?
Umur saya ..
Jam berapa sekarang?

In Indonesian culture, when people make acquaintances, they tend to talk about matter that Western people may thing are rather personal e.g.: age, marital status, where they are going/where they have been, etc. by no means do thet intend to be impolite or disrespectful.


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